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Pensive: Something About The Stars...Something About The Stars... (2003)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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The ignorance that some bands possess is absolutely annoying. Pensive is the perfect example of the point I wish to make. They proudly cite Green Day, Blink-182 and the Offspring as influences to their pop-punk sound. Could it get anymore formulaic than by choosing three of the biggest names in m.
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The ignorance that some bands possess is absolutely annoying. Pensive is the perfect example of the point I wish to make. They proudly cite Green Day, Blink-182 and the Offspring as influences to their pop-punk sound. Could it get anymore formulaic than by choosing three of the biggest names in modern punk to credit a unique sound to? The band's bio also boasts that they're bringing a new note to the genre, which I'm still having a difficult time to find throughout the twenty minutes of simplistic pop-punk.

Small potential hits midway through the opener, "The 3rd of July," as a crunchy guitar breakdown that had to be influenced by producer and ex-Fenix TX front man Will Salazar. The fun stops there as the subsequent five tracks slip into a realm of pop-punk that's been done and done and done and done again. The producers influence is directly felt on "I'm Still About You" again, as rubs off easily as a scrapped track from the defunct pop-punk group. Not everything is cheating off their peers sitting next to them though; the quartet has a tune sung almost completely in Spanish. Vocalist Julio Godoy encloses talent in his vocal chords; the skill is regrettably wasted trying to carry a band that refers to themselves as "Madd Hott."

With song titles like "January Embers" and "Stare at the Stars" on an album titled Something About the Starsâ?¦ it's way too obvious what ground this band is treading on. Unfortunately they do not execute anything remotely pivotal on this lackluster self-released debut EP.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (September 30, 2004)

Is there a reason that Fuck World Trade hasn't been reviewed yet, just wondering

~exploitedyouth~

Anonymous (September 29, 2004)

Soulbleed, I'd much rather write positive reviews...trust me I'd rather hear good music than bad. It just happens that some of these bands are so generic it's disgusting. I know not everything can be 100% original, but a line needs to be drawn somewhere.

- Kirby

soulbleed (September 29, 2004)

Kirby, you're way too biased. For the most part, you just look for reasons to slam bands. But, in this case, I sort of agree with you because this band sucks the mighty wang.

Anonymous (September 28, 2004)

yes, he was.....so not only is their sound unoriginal but they did absolutely no research before picking their band name.

Anonymous (September 28, 2004)

Wasn't Brett Detar in a hardcore band called Pensive before he joined Zao and started The Juliana Theory?

Anonymous (September 28, 2004)

First...
And I couldn't be any more proud to be first to comment on such a groundbreaking release as this.

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